Gary Becker Discussions
Nobel prize-winning economist, scholar, author, and Professor Gary S. Becker passed away on May 3, 2014 at the age of 83. His ideas have influenced an entire generation of intellectuals, and continue to have an effect even after his passing. Having won the Nobel Prize in 1992 he contributed his skills in Economics and Sociology in these discussions as well as in the classroom at the University of Chicago, and having done so, effected thousands of students throughout the years. He and his unique way of looking at economics will be missed, but will be remembered through the discussions in the following videos.
To hear thoughts on a range of topics recorded by The Idea Channel (an initiative of Free To Choose Network) click the links below.
 
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Is the economic theory of utility a useful way of understanding consumer behavior? Ronald Coase and Gary Becker, Nobel Economists at the University of Chicago, explain and discuss the theory of...
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Dr. Gary Becker, Professor of Economics & Sociology, University of Chicago and Richard Posner, author "Sex and Reason," discuss the challenge confronting those who apply market analysis to social...
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Dr. Gary Becker, Professor of Economics & Sociology, University of Chicago explains why the family is and will continue to be a dominant 'player' in economic activities. National productivity is...
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Dr. Gary Becker, 1992 Nobel Economist and Aaron Wildavsky, Prof. of Political Science and Public Policy, UC Berkeley, discuss the ways in which preferences and self-interest influence our decisions.
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How rapidly should former Eastern Bloc countries convert to free market economies? Considering, and sometimes debating this question, are Ronald Coase and Gary Becker, Nobel Economists at the...